New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange has pioneered the development of information technology to speed data to investors. Stock brokers were among the earliest users of the first telegraph line between New York and Philadelphia in 1844. No sooner had Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone than the first phones found their way to the NYSE trading floor, in 1878.
The ticker-tape machine (see below), invented in 1867, revolutionized the communication of stock prices, and became a symbol of Wall Street business. With the turn to wireless networks, the “ticker-tape” has become electronic, and today runs on television networks around the world, generated by a system that can process billions of shares a day.
Erected by The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named New York Stock Exchange (a few steps from this marker); First Latin School of New Amsterdam (a few steps from this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord’s Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); J.P. Morgan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J. P. Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall to U.S.Capitol / Money Men / Nassau Changes Scale (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Company of Associates (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The marker contains pictures of a ticker-tape machine, life on the floor of the Stock Exchange, early stock traders meeting under the buttonwood tree, and John Quincy Adams Ward, designer of the NYSE building, in his studio.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers in lower Manhattan erected by the Alliance
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 884 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Volker Schmidt of Albstadt, Germany. 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.